After the government’s announcement last week, everyone is counting.
Last week, the Hungarian government announced that, despite their campaign promises, a drastic energy price increase is coming, to such an extent that even the tariffs that have been kept artificially low for the past 9 years, i.e. the reduction in utilities will have to be touched upon .This created an interesting situation in Hungary, perhaps not seen anywhere else in the world, which means that
from the first of August it may be more expensive to drive an electric car than a petrol one. You can almost hear the electric car skeptics shouting at the same time: didn’t we tell you that the electric car is a DEAD STREET?!?
In Hungary, drivers with internal combustion engines can currently refuel at artificially fixed fuel prices
The petrol price freeze is an apparent measure, while Hungarian motorists can enjoy cheap fuel, several gas stations have already closed as a result of the government’s measures – this of course, motorists are not interested, but they are, when at a gas station they are entitled to discounted prices only by presenting their vehicle, while in many places only a limited amount of “reduced overhead” gasoline can be refueled.
As we wrote in our analysis article last week, there is a lot for now the question mark regarding the energy price increase, because during the government information so far, only rough figures have been provided, and no guidelines have been given for what consumers can expect in practice OK.
Without the petrol price cap, a liter of 95 fuel would cost HUF 767 at the current market price, i.e. driving 100 kilometers with an average fuel consumption car would cost HUF 6,136, or HUF 61.3 per kilometer.